K12 Headlines

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

A U.S. survey reveals that in states that don't require driver's education before getting a license, about one-third of students skip driver's ed classes and more than half fail to undergo any formal behind-the-wheel training.

2/16/2012

Amendments to Hawaii's Race to the Top plan have been approved but the U.S. Department of Education still wants to see progress in reforming public schools.

2/16/2012

Leaked documents from the free-market conservative organization The Heartland Institute reveal a plan to create school educational materials that contradict the established science on climate change.

2/16/2012

Sharon Cooksey, a facilitator for curriculum and professional learning in the Franklin Special School District, has been tapped to join the Common Core Leadership Council, a group that will advise the state department of education on a transition plan for setting student benchmarks.

2/16/2012

The Obama administration will propose Wednesday a $5 billion competition aimed at overhauling how America's teachers are trained, paid and granted tenure, the latest sign of the growing focus on the quality of teaching in public schools.

2/16/2012

Gov. Sean Parnell is calling the education funding increase approved by the Alaska Senate last week the “ultimate giveaway,” and saying the increase would actually cost the state half a billion dollars.

2/16/2012

Last year, Indiana made history by passing landmark education legislation. Now, education supporters said they want to keep heading in the right direction and Wednesday’s "Ed Reform Rocks: Demand Great Schools Rally” is how to do so.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

Kids ages 4 and up can dig deeply into the topics that pique their curiosity – from the planets to penguins – with a new multi-platform non-fiction series from Scholastic.

2/15/2012

DimensionU announced that its DimensionU Learning System has been recently honored with three prestigious awards from District Administration, eSchool News and EdTech Digest.

2/15/2012

New Media (Ohio) Middle School announced the successful launch of the school’s innovative curriculum featuring Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1.

2/15/2012

Cheryl Williams, executive director of the Learning First Alliance, has been appointed to represent K12 education on the TechAmerica Foundation’s Recommendations for Education and Advancement of Learning (REAL) Commission.

2/15/2012

After nine suicides, a federal lawsuit, and the glare of the media spotlight, Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district has at last rid itself of the policy that helped create a virulently anti-gay environment in its schools.

2/15/2012

Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott soon should have enough political backing to delay a controversial requirement that students’ scores on new standardized tests count toward their course grades.

2/15/2012

They've had two years to reach an agreement: but now they're down to two days. The powerful New York state teachers union is negotiating with officials at the State Education Department over a teacher evaluation system.

2/15/2012

The leaders of six Connecticut organizations stood together at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to offer what some consider an unprecedented declaration of unity over thorny issues in school reform.

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